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In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses …

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Photo: Wikimedia - Public Domain

In Flanders Fields” is a poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lt.-Col. John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Lt. Alexis Hemler, who died in the Second Battle of Ypres.

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Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. – Celebrate Halloween on Rue Saint-Jean. Youngsters are invited to go trick-or-treating in stores in the area which have the pumpkin sticker in their window. Free face painting will also be offered in the Passage Olympia.

What do witches eat?

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Photo: Joanne Kyvetos
When my son was young, he would ask me, “What’s for supper?” I would often answer, “Elephants’ ears, spiders’ legs, snakes’ tails and bats’ wings lightly simmered in a red sauce.” He would lick his lips and find this very funny. 

Dream season continues for Irish juniors

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Photo: Quebec High School via Facebook

St. Patrick’s High School’s Fighting Irish junior football team is continuing its perfect season. Unbeaten in six regular season games, St. Pat’s qualified for the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) Québec-Chaudière-Appalaches final with an impressive 34-0 win over the Centaures from École La Courvilloise of Beauport, on Oct. 27.

Laval women’s rugby no match for Ottawa Gee-Gees

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Photo: courtesy of Université Laval

The Université Laval women’s rugby team’s season came to an end when they allowed two quick tries in the final minutes of the first half to the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees on Oct. 26. They could not recover from the deficit and lost the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) final by a score of 40-19.

Royal 22e Régiment marks double anniversary

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
Those passing by Place George-V on Oct. 19 took a moment to watch a short military commemorative ceremony. The Royal 22e Régiment marked two important milestones during the ceremony: the 104th anniversary of the founding of the regiment and the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice which ended the First World War. 

Rain or shine, hundreds walk for health with Pierre Lavoie

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin
On Oct. 20, Quebecers woke up to a rainy, windy morning, not ideal weather for a walk. That didn’t stop over 150,000 people of all ages and abilities from taking to the streets of 75 cities and towns across the province for the 10th annual Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie.

Anglos must deal with no seat in Legault cabinet

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The easy thing to say would be “les absents ont toujours tort” when explaining why there is no anglophone minister in the new Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government.

Three local ministers in CAQ government

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Photo: via National Assembly

The Quebec City region will have three ministers in the new 26-member, gender-balanced Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) cabinet sworn in on Oct. 18. One of them, Louis-Hébert MNA Geneviève Guilbault, will be vice-premier, minister for public security and minister responsible for the Quebec City region.

The Morrin Centre hosts a spooky Halloween Concert

Halloween is the time when fantastic tales become realities, when ordinary people transform into spectacular creatures, and when historic buildings like the Morrin Centre transform into beautiful performance venues. On Oct.

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